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Origin & Evolution of Life: June 2018


Some of the earliest complex organisms on Earth - possibly some of the earliest animals to exist - got big not to compete for food, but to spread their offspring as far as possible.

arth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago.

Research has shown that reactions of alpha-hydroxy acids, similar to the alpha-amino acids that make up modern proteins, form large polymers easily under conditions presumed prevalent on early Earth.